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Los Cabos Mexico Tourist Attractions

DESTINATION | Published on 09/12/2021
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There are so many unique tourist attractions in Los Cabos, Mexico that it is difficult to decide which one to mention first. Tourists who visit this paradisiacal destination have discovered that they will not be able to experience all the Los Cabos Mexico Tourist Attractions in just a single trip. There is a long list of diverse attractions and several of the best places to visit in Los Cabos are within walking distance of each other. Nevertheless, you can also rent a car or ask your concierge for the best tour companies in Los Cabos. Without further ado, let's take a look at attraction number one:

1. The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

The most symbolic of all the tourist attractions in Los Cabos is the Arch of Cabo San Lucas. It is located at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, exactly where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortéz. To get to it though, you'll have to take a boat as you can only reach it by sea. This rock formation is so unique that it became the icon of Los Cabos. You'll see it on countless postcards, magnets, and all sorts of souvenirs. Of course, nothing like your own photo with the Arch of Cabo San Lucas as your backdrop.

The Arch is part of a millennial rock formation known as the End of the World. It is therefore also commonly called “the Arch of the End of the World”. Its antiquity and unique form make it one of the most interesting places to visit in Los Cabos. It is very impressive to see up close what the wind and sea have sculpted over the centuries.

2. Whale Watching in Los Cabos

If you've never seen a whale up close, you haven't noticed the magnificence of nature in all its dimensions. Yes, at a distance you get an idea of its great size, but it is when it jumps closer to you that you’ll notice its enormousness. Adult humpback whales reach up to 16 meters in length; equivalent to the height of a 5-story building. The most amazing thing is that, despite being huge, when they approach you, they are so aware of your presence and fragility that they never touch nearby boats. One of the best things to do in Los Cabos between November and March is to embark on a whale watching tour. These colossal marine mammals spend these months of the year in the Mexican Pacific, where you can appreciate their majestic glory closely.

3. San Jose del Cabo

One of the most interesting places to visit in Los Cabos is the picturesque colonial town, San Jose del Cabo. Its origin dates back to 1730, so several buildings have a great historical and cultural value. As you travel through its colorful streets, you'll feel like you are walking through an eclectic mix of town and city. While it has the services of an international tourist destination, it has not lost that typical village ambiance. In the center of San Jose del Cabo, you'll find an array of art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and bars. With a wide variety of concepts, you will surely find one that invites you to enter and enjoy the lively local life. In addition, another famous tourist attraction in Los Cabos is located here, Hotel California.

4. Cabo Pulmo Marine Park

In San Jose del Cabo you'll find the infamous Cabo Pulmo National Park, an important marine reserve. It has an area of more than 7,000 hectares and its importance is due to the great diversity of species that inhabit it. This national park has over 226 species of reef and 11 species of coral. It is also one of the only three remaining living reefs in North America, estimated to be about 25,000 years old. This makes it one of the main Los Cabos Mexico tourist attractions.

5. The Sea of Cortéz and its Beaches

Of course, some of the best places to visit in Los Cabos are the beaches. The Transpeninsular Road will take you within minutes of each other. Some of the most popular beaches are Playa El Medano, Playa El Chileno, Playa Palmilla, and Playa Santa Maria. An important beach worth mentioning is Playa del Amor, which is only accessible by sea. It is located almost at the tip of “The End of the World”, a few meters from the Arch of Cabo San Lucas. It is one of the best places to visit in Los Cabos by kayak or paddleboard.

Another Los Cabos tourist attraction is strolling on the beach at sunrise or sunset. An ideal beach for long walks is El Tule, where Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa is located. Whether alone or accompanied by your loved ones, it is the perfect setting to breathe in the fresh air, feel the breeze and mist of the ocean, while unwinding and relaxing on the shores of the Sea of Cortéz.

6. Adventures in the Desert

Last but not least on our list of Los Cabos Mexico Tourist Attractions is adventures in the desert. The semi-desert ecosystem of Los Cabos is home to several species of flora and fauna you won't see anywhere else. In addition to countless species of cactus, you can see raccoons, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, scorpion lizards, and whitetail deers. Venture on a camel or ATV tour and see them in their natural habitat.

These are just a few interesting attractions in Los Cabos, Mexico, but there are many more. Come and discover them!

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